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The first meeting from the CCA stables for the Race Night and BBQ was excellent, with plenty of families coming out in the sunshine to support our fundraising and really getting into the spirit of things!


First off, a huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make sure that the event went well!  Whether you were involved in the planning and preparations, the event itself, clearing up afterwards (or in lots of cases all 3!!!) – we couldn’t have done it without you.


We’ve received lots of positive feedback from the people who attended, and based on the requests for a re-match it looks like it could well become an annual event. 


The highlight of the evening was the final race – The Garden Shed & Arthur Lane Nurseries Cup - where our the teachers took to the saddle and played jockeys.  What a fine bunch they were too.  Despite no formal training, it was a closely fought race although there always has to be a winner and Horse No 8 – Kicking Katie – owned and trained by Katie Bebbington romped home with Mr Heaton as Jockey. 


Requests have since been made from Mrs Hicks and Miss Duckworth to book the next race meeting  into the calendar early enough so they can commence their training to challenge Mr Heaton and knock him off the top spot.  The Bookies were glad that the “rank outsiders” –  Christine & Mr Gerrard – didn’t romp home, although the pay-outs would have been less if the “favourite” – Mr Matheson – would have pipped Mr Heaton at the post.


The horses are now resting after a busy night, back in their stables.



Athletics Championships

On Saturday 27th June 2015 our athletics team took part in the annual Bury Junior Schools Athletics Championships at Bury Athletics Club, Market Street track.

Once again the children put in some excellent performances winning 7 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals from 14 finals, amassing a fantastic 62 points to win the championship for the third time in a row, by a massive 22 points.

Congratulations to them all!

Mrs Ainsworth.

Race for Life - Friday 19th July 2015

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Environment Day 21st May 2015

On Thursday 21st May the whole school took part in Environment Day! Children and Staff set to work cleaning, digging and planting in the school grounds.

A fantastic day was had by all. Thanks to everyone for taking part and to parents etc for the kind donations of plants.

The school looks fantastic!

Please click on the show to see everyone hard at work!

Mrs Hicks


Year 3 & Year 4 took part in the Bury Schools Tennis Tournament at Holcombe Brook Tennis Club.

3rd Place Achieved!

A Fantastic Result!

Well Done Everyone!

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After competing in the Bury Schools Cross Country, Ali Khalid our Year 6 pupil was chosen to run for Bury in the County Championships. We are very proud of you!

Solar Eclipse

Friday 20th March and lots of excitement around our school today waiting for the solar eclipse to happen.  All classes watched live news feeds about the eclipse. Chidren with their eclipse glasses were outside watching the event. A great experience for everyone!

Mrs Harrison (Rec) explaining why an eclipse occurs. Miss Doughty's photos of the sky above school at the time of the eclipse.

Comic Relief

A Whacky Hair Style was the order of the day for children and staff on Comic Relief Day. Mr Gerrard explained in assembly what comic relief is all about and why we raise funds for such a worthwhile cause. Then the fun began...Children's names were drawn and their job was to give teachers a make over. The best make over won a prize. Off went the children with their teachers to give them a make-over that they wouldn't forget smiley. Once they had finished the children and their teacher came back into the hall and a winner was chosen by the loudest claps and cheers. The school chose Miss Duckworth and her team for creating the best make-over.

Please click on the slideshow to see the fun children and staff had on the day.

A big Thank You to everyone for their generous donations! We have raised a fantastic £214.60 so far!

Mr Gerrard

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World Book Day.

Our children and staff dressed as characters from their favourite books to celebrate World Book Day. In assembly Miss Canavan explained about World Book Day and all classes stood up individually so everyone could see their fanatastic creations.

We held a competition for the 'best dressed' from each class which was very difficult as everyone had made a fantastic effort. The winners received a £5 voucher to spend at our after school book fair.

To end the day, teachers went to a different year group than their own and read to the children their favourite stories as a special treat for our children and staff too!

Pleae take a look at the photographs of our children in assembly, the winners from each year group and Mrs McGadie reading to Reception.


Hooray! We raised over Β£207 for The British Heart Foundation charity by wearing something red.

School Hall Displays

The theme for our hall displays this term is Miracles/Parables of Jesus.

Please take a look at our fantastic displays created by each class.

They look fantastic! 

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Christmas Dinner Day

Friday 12th December 2014 was Christmas Dinner day.Christmas Carols playing in the hall,crackers being pulled and our children enjoying their Christmas Dinner. Take a look at the slideshow of our children on Christmas Dinner Day!

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Bury FC

Our school has been chosen to be 'School of the Day'on Saturday 29th November at the Bury FC v Dagenham & Redbridge match.

Please take a look at Bury FC in our assembly.

Remembrance Day

On Tuesday 11th November Mr Gerrard in assembly explained what this day means to us all. 

At 11am sounded the bell and the whole school fell silent for two minutes. Not a sound could be heard in the whole school!

A very touching moment!

Please click on the Power Point used in assembly.


Remember, Remember the 5th of November
Infant children celebrated this day in style! Mr Gerrard first explained in assembly why we celebrate this day and also explained the firework code to the children. Then we went outside and were treated to a Firework Display with Mrs Hicks and Mr Matheson as our firework lighters. While we watched the display we tucked in to black peas, hot potatoes and Parkin! 
Our children had a fantastic time celebrating the 5th November!
Please click on the slide shows to see the fun we had!

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Harvest Assembly

At our Harvest Assembly our children and staff donated gifts of tinned and packet foods, toiletries and certain household and baby items for the Porch Boxes Charity.

Porch Boxes works to support vulnerable people with crisis packs of food and other essentials. It is a locally based charity, working in Bury and Rochdale.

Thank you all for your generous donations.

Mr Gerrard

Please take a look at the photographs and the power point used in 'Harvest Assembly'.